Friday, March 1, 2013
Preview of next season's Jazz frontcourt?
By Tom Carpenter
The Utah Jazz frontcourt may be running light Friday when they face the Charlotte Bobcats. According to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News, the Jazz have dubbed Al Jefferson doubtful due to the sprained ankle he sustained during Wednesday's game, while Paul Millsap is a game-time call due to the sprained ankle that he sustained on Monday.
Millsap missed Wednesday's game due to the injury and neither he nor Big Al took part in Thursday's practice (though Millsap was with his wife for the birth of their child). Millsap did say that he is feeling better and ran in straight lines Friday, but he won't test his lateral movement until pre-game warm-ups.
Per Genessy, Enes Kanter said he was starting, but it remains unclear if that will be the case.
"If Millsap goes, it seems most likely that [Derrick Favors] would start next to him. If no Paul or Al, that's probably when Kanter would start," he tweeted, adding, "Maybe."
Since both Jefferson and Millsap will be unrestricted free agents this offseason, we may see a preview of what the Jazz' frontcourt could look like next season if they both walk away. Going up against the weak Bobcats frontcourt, both Kanter and Favors would be fine plug-in options for fantasy squads tonight if they start.